Great meet tonite and awesome save mook!So first off, thanks to those of you who have made it out to each of the Lukes meets this year. Both Jamie and I have appreciated it, Jamie especially. The sudden demise of Lukes has nothing to do with TCG and everything to do with, you guessed it, the shitbag "clubs" that dishonor the name in the Chicagoland area.
The cops that basically tossed us out, were open and honest with what was happening and could have easily been a pair of assholes, but they chose to be friendly and allow me to close down the meet. They knew my name and knew the site, so if you guys are reading this, thank you for not being dicks.
Basically, the past few Fridays (as I posted about earlier), a car "club" was meeting and causing issues. Two weeks ago, a fight broke out at their "meet" and someone pulled a gun and someone was shot. The property owner, Cville and CvillePD are done with these types of degenerate pieces of shit and have put the ban hammer on ANYONE congregating at either Lukes or the theater lot.
So thats basically it...Lukes is done. We had a great turnout tonight and luckily, I was able to salvage it AND locate us a new (old ) spot that we moved to. I will have a new thread up tomorrow going over our new WEEKLY location with a lot all to ourselves, complete with an old favorite AND a new restaurant partner, who is very excited to have us.
And please, keep supporting Lukes. They got the short end of the stick on this and its completely unfair.
The "new" spot is definitely going to work out great. I'm not a big believer in fate, but if it exists ,it was definitely out tonight. Losing Lukes sucks but we were able to cross paths with another like minded enthusiast and we'll be back to a regular weekly schedule starting next week.Great meet tonite and awesome save mook!
So a shooting in that lot last week? You and I were there last year where we could hear gunshots in the neighborhood across the street. I have NEVER heard gunshots anywhere else I have been for a car show or cruise night. The crowd that has been there for the last several years is a good enough reason to shut that spot down. I never saw the draw to Lukes. Especially after that crowd was there.I don't think it had anything to do with Cville. Just shitbag people ruining another good spot.
Sure you could. You can apply for a permit and have an event there. But seems the property owner is tired of it all and doesn't want to have any liability. So even if Mook was willing to do all that extra work to get a permit wouldn't work.Too bad there isn't a way to have something like a "pass" for being at the meets. That way if shit starts to go south with people outside of TCG they could be identified as not being members. Granted they're public places, so no real way to enforce that. Would more like being "hey, we're TCG, they're not with us".
Yeah, thinking about it, that's kind of thin and not easily workable.